Since 1899, the Church has published official reports of its annual (April) and semiannual (October) General Conferences, commonly called Conference Reports. In the past, these reports were distributed in booklet form only to Church leaders (bishoprics and higher), Church employees, and libraries. Currently, they are only produced for historical and administrative purposes.
The conference report for the Church's fiftieth jubilee year (1880) was the first to be published as a separate booklet (110 pages) exclusively of general conference addresses. The next volume in that series contained the talks given at the October 1897 Semiannual General Conference (78 pages). Since 1899, the Church has published a Conference Report volume for each general conference. Only one conference, October 1957, was cancelled.